Boston College’s Milner enjoying camp experience
Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban, Ryan Spooner, and Jared Knight, four names that pretty much everyone in attendance at Bruins developmental camp know and focus on — and who can blame them; as the four are among the top Boston Bruins prospects at this weekend’s camp.
The Bruins invited a guy to camp that not enough people around Boston know about, but honestly, really should. That guy is Parker Milner of the Boston College Eagles; you know that college hockey team that took home its second national championship in the past three years when they beat Ferris State 4-1.
Milner, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be entering his senior year at Boston College. This is the goaltender’s first developmental camp, and there’s no doubt the kid is having one heck of an experience.
“It’s been good,” said Milner. “It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been hard work but its great getting to know everyone and it’s going real well.”
It certainly was a surprise that Milner was invited to camp as the Bruins already had three other goalies that were set to attend the camp, but the invite was of no surprise to Milner.
“I don’t know if I was surprised by the invite, but I was definitely excited and it’s a great opportunity and I’m trying to make the most of it,” said Milner.
Milner’s not the only BC Eagle in attendance as camp veteran and Bruins draft pick Tommy Cross has once again joined the youngsters for developmental camp.
The 21-year old Milner admitted it was nice having his teammate and team captain Cross here at camp with him.
“Yeah it’s good to be around him, you know your teammates from school are your best friends so it’s great to be around him for a week during something like this,” said Milner.
Milner has yet to be drafted or even signed by an NHL team, Milner will return to Boston College next year where he hopes another good season in Chestnut Hill will eventually lead to some time at the NHL level.